Apple & FreeBSD relationship
cswiger at mac.com
Thu Mar 10 02:14:25 UTC 2011
It wouldn't be considered appropriate for Apple employees or contractors (well, outside of the folks working in investor relations, perhaps) to try to persuade someone to invest in a particular company because of which open source projects Apple might be contributing towards. In another context, someone from Apple who was familiar with those contributions might be free to discuss them, but they would generally be expected to not identify their affiliation with Apple to avoid unduly influencing other people or creating a real or perceived conflict of interest.
Someone who was looking for more information about this would find the investor relations page, corporate governance section, and the Business Conduct Policy documents informative, which are all publicly documented here:
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NTQ1NTF8Q2hpbGRJRD0tMXxUeXBlPTM=&t=1 (PDF warning)
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